My high-flying adventure

I've been meaning to blog about this experience for a whole year and I am finally getting around to doing it. On Mother's Day weekend 2016, we had an awesome opportunity to take a ride in a helicopter. A friend of ours is a helicopter pilot and offered to take us up. Did I mention that I am really scared of heights, like legit scared, probably falls in the "phobia" category. I figured this may be a once in a lifetime opportunity, so I'd better just do it. My first trip up in the air, we did as a family, minus out youngest boy who was just 1 1/2 at the time. The older two boys loved it!! It was really cool, but I was happy to be back on the ground once we landed. And if that wasn't enough, I went up again because my friend's Dad wanted me to take aerial photos of his property. This time, our pilot/friend had the great idea to avoid window glare in the photos, we should take my door off! Um...really? So my dear friend Kelly rode with me in the back and held on to me, ha ha!. Our pilot assured me that even though I might feel like I was going to fall out, I wouldn't. Well that that was reassuring. Much to my surprise, I really enjoyed the second trip up much better. I am absolutely sure it had to do with the missing door. Before it got kind of stuffy in the cab, but with the door gone, there was a great cool breeze. I got to see and photograph the beautiful countryside of the Spring Branch/ Bulverde area. One great surprise was that there was a yellow heart shaped out of wild flowers on someone's property. What a wonderful experience we had that day. We spent it with great friends, had gorgeous weather, and spent some time flying through the air.

Family Selfie high above the ground

My husband holding the door to my side of the chopper as I fly away. Yikes!

Thanks for hanging onto me Kelly!

How cool is that??

Hanging out the door-less copter to snap a shot on the way back down.

The three amigos. Any why my oldest is wearing a helmet? Not sure, but safety first! Ha ha

Might as well chase some chickens while we are in the country.

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